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    861 month ago

    I remember one story of a DM who created a library of chaos for his campaign, based on a single word. There were months of visits, ending in a battle against a leather-bound paper dragon that breathed ink. When they killed the dragon, a demon revealed himself with a chuckle, saying “I see you’ve defeated my bookwyrm”.

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    One time I decided to name an enemy faction based on a bad pun. I told the players the name was chosen intentionally, and one of them especially was doing some moderate research to try to figure it out. When I finally played the pun a year later, everyone groaned. It wasn’t even a good pun.

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        The game’s premise was “what if the head vampire in the city was basically Trump, and you’re all freedom fighters?” The bloodline was called the Publii. It was a setup so I could say something like

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        “We publii can control the city! It will be terrible!”

        That is, “Republican control the city! It will be terrible!”

        It’s really bad. The grammar isn’t even quite right.

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          “Yeah, the Publii clan is annoying. Especially their leader. I’d go over it, but I already sent you an email about it. It should have the subject line ‘RE: Publii Khan’ or something”

          “Oh, I’ve heard of the Publii clan before! I met one of their men, a Mr Danger. I think his name was Ken or something? He tried to warn me about something, but the guy just spoke in riddles, so it was hard to understand. I wonder what Publii Ken Danger meant…”

          “Aren’t they those authors? They had a magazine about spending holiday time with your family instead of going abroad. Have you ever read the Publii-cation publication?”

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    61 month ago

    I DMed a group that may have had an unexpected nighttime encounter with the bane of all adventurers: the dire rhea.

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    I not great with estimating sizes, and i often have trouble converting things from feet to meters on the spot. Last session i presented the players a quest to slay a sea monster. They cleverly decided to scout first with a familiar, and i described the creature and its size. I ended up exaggerating the size i bit too much and they’ve decided to avoid it until they’re higher level. So what was supposed to be a simple “monster of the week” type of encounter has now turned into a late game boss fight.